The Stichting het Da Vinci Huis is based in Netherlands and has partnered with the International Association of School Librarianship – Africa Sub Sahara region to promote the grant for a young (40 years and younger) South African school/teacher librarian, official interested in school library services and information literacy to attend the IASL Conference in Brisbane, Australia from 27 September – 1 October 2010.

The grant covers:

  • Two year membership of IASL
  • Traveling costs to the 2010 IASL Annual Conference
  • Costs for passport/visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs for accommodation and daily allowance

Selection Committee

  • Busi Dlamini (IASL Regional Director Africa Sub Sahara)
  • Prof Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, Dept of Information Science)
  • Prof Mary Nassimbeni (University of Cape Town, Centre for Information Literacy)
  • Mona Niemand (LIASA, Slysig Chair)


The application for the grant must be accompanied by the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A short description of the school and school library/institution
  • The reasons for the application
  • A supporting document from a supervisor/principal/manager of the school/institution

Applicants should include their contact details with the application and the statement forms which can be downloaded from

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30 2010.

The winner will be announced in June 2010 and will have to give a short presentation (10 minutes) of his/her expectations and needs at the IASL Conference in Brisbane. After the conference, the winner will write a report for a national/international journal.

For more information contact Busi Dlamini and her contact details are below.

Busi Dlamini

Gauteng Dept. Education111

Commissioner StreetJohannesburg